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American rangers sent to arrest Karadzic
By Nenad N. Bach | Published  01/20/2002 | Politics | Unrated
American rangers sent to arrest Karadzic
BC-BOSNIA-WAR CRIMES, 03292002-01-14 10:36 (New York)American rangers sent to arrest Karadzic, Bosnian newspaper reportsSarajevo (dpa) - American specialized ranger troops have recently arrived in Bosnia-Herzegovina to arrest Radovan Karadzic, the wartime leader of the Bosnian Serbs and most wanted war crimes suspect, the Bosnian Serb daily Nezavisne novine reported Monday. Karadzic's general, war crimes suspect Ratko Mladic, who is believed to be hiding at his home in Belgrade, could soon be detained and handed over to The Hague-based war crime tribunal, the paper said quoting a source close to the NATO-led Stabilization Force (SFOR) in Bosnia. While Mladic's apprehension depends on tense diplomatic relations between The Hague and the Belgrade regime, the case of the former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic is more complex,'' said the source. It added that U.S. specialized ranger troops arrived in Bosnia to arrest Karadzic after two months of close monitoring over him. Some two weeks ago some 300 rangers were deployed at three different locations in Bosnia - in the east of the country, near the three-border area between Bosnia, Serbia and Montenegro, and in Romania and Zelengora mountains regions,'' said the source. It also said a fourth group of rangers was formed as a reserve unit. The rangers' only task, according to the source, is the arrest of Radovan Karadzic. U.S. authorities have made an important deal with Montenegrin president Milo Djukanovic, under which Montenegro is expected to completely close its borders during a possible operation of Karadzic's arrest, the source said. According to the same source, the American rangers were given logistic support by British peacekeeping troops in Bosnia. The source also said that the rangers are equipped with the best satellite-based guiding equipment to help them in precisely locating Karadzic. No official reactions were given so far to the report. dpa zl baDanny SchechterExecutive Producer, GlobalvisionExecutive Editor, THE MEDIA CHANNELwww.mediachannel.org1600 Broadway #700New York, N.Y. 10019212 246-0202x3006Fax: 212:246-2677distributed by CROWN - www.croatianworld.net - CroWorldNet@aol.comNotice: This e-mail and the attachments are confidential information.If you are not the intended recipient of this e-mail, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this e-mail and the attachments is strictly prohibited and violators will be held to the fullest possible extent of any applicable laws governing electronic Privacy. If you have received this e-mail in error please immediately notify the sender by telephone or e-mail, and permanently delete this e-mail and any attachments.
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